Intelligent intimidating man woman
Instead, it's the findings of a new study, which suggests that men state their theoretical preference for intelligent women only to then change their minds in the cold light of the dating arena.
The study, which will be published in the November edition of ‘Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin’ but is already available to read online, concluded that rather than find smarter women attractive, men are actively intimidated by the prospect of an intelligent partner.
We need to know that we can have an intelligent conversation with him from time to time and that he actually gets what we’re talking about. A guy that neglects our emotional needs, talks in a demeaning way about women, or refuses to open up will never be relationship material for us.
We need someone with emotional intelligence, and this scares off guys who aren’t good with expressing their feelings.
If he really wants to have a shot with us, he needs to leave his macho personality at the door.
That’s ridiculous, of course — we’re just looking for a decent guy who’s kind, inquisitive, and puts in some effort to win us over instead of expecting the bare minimum to do the trick.Even though guys might admire those same qualities in us, it can also intimidate many of them at times.